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Debs53

Mammograms

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I was just reading on another site about the new proposed guidelines for mammograms.

I was a mammography technologist and in charge of our mammography program for over 30 years until I retired.  October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Ladies, if you're 40 or over, please get your mammogram done!  I know it's not comfortable, and can even downright hurt.  But it's over quick and the feeling of knowing all is good more than makes up for the time spent being squished!

If its a cost issue, there are many programs out there to help pay for one.

Do yourself a favor and get yourself squished!

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I treat myself to a pretty pink bra and a couple pairs of matching undies, right after my appointment, every year. This was my first year with the new machine/type, still hurts like fury.  :(

If I know our daughters are getting squished I give them a VS card. Treats work.

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Good for you!

When the digital mammograms came out, (instead of using film), so many patients were excited, thinking that they would no longer have to get squeezed (proper term is compressed/compression).  We had a lot of disappointed ladies.

But in the years that I did mammos, it is totally amazing at the advances made in the field.

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On 10/18/2016 at 8:00 PM, Debs53 said:

I was just reading on another site about the new proposed guidelines for mammograms.

I was a mammography technologist and in charge of our mammography program for over 30 years until I retired.  October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Ladies, if you're 40 or over, please get your mammogram done!  I know it's not comfortable, and can even downright hurt.  But it's over quick and the feeling of knowing all is good more than makes up for the time spent being squished!

If its a cost issue, there are many programs out there to help pay for one.

Do yourself a favor and get yourself squished!

I second this.  Get your mammograms ladies.  Early detection can save your lives!

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Done last month....all is well. Gyn appt next week....ho-hum....

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